“More magical than I had dreamed, and more varied. Some are as small as flowers, some as tall as I, and all sizes between but all seem to exist as a celebration of nature’s enchantment. ” ~The Voyage of the Bassett
When we started this costume… we had full intentions to create a Peter Pan (I mean, they basically wear the same thing anyways)… but we decided that the antique arrow set made the perfect addition to his outfit… and we all know that Peter Pan only had a tiny knife to fight off Captain Hook and Robin Hood was the master of the bow and arrow. We tiptoed through the trees and my heart filled as I watched his magical imagination start to come to life. This wasn’t just a costume anymore… but a special memory that he can keep with him forever…
As I walked outside this foggy morning to gather wood for our furnace… I was distracted by the beautiful heavy fog saturating our orchard trees. I quickly ran back in the house and asked the kids who wanted to run outside and take some pictures with Mama… the youngest raised her hand and jumped up and down. I ran to her closet… and had a hard time finding something “Winter-ish” that would work with the look I wanted to go for. So, I ran over to my fabric shelf and found something better. I used a 1/2 yard piece of white fur and told her to wrap it around her like a blanket (total cost: 6 dollars) and then grabbed a sprig of pip berries (.99 on clearance at Michaels craft store) and wrapped and bent them into a little halo. She looked like a perfect little Winter fairy. I grabbed my 7D and threw her on my back to walk through our back fields. Set her down in the damp grass under our crab apple tree for backdrop with a splash of red, and this is what I got from that beautiful morning
I am so excited to finally have some sort of proof of my progress in building this little blog. Technical stuff, so not my thing, but after 48 hours of straining my eyes in front of the computer, I have a blog post to publish. I still have so much to do to the website, but this works for now. And this way I can share recipes, tutorials, images, pieces of our day… and lots of other good stuff. … and host giveaways!! Yay!
So, here is my very first official blog post… My Sweet Pea, a late summer evening, plums, and chickens… a piece of our life in the country.